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International Monetary Fund warns US-China tariffs to slash global growth in 2020

International Monetary Fund warns US-China tariffs to slash global growth in 2020 And Americans have not shared in the expansion, with median household income rising only 2.2 percent from the end of the last century, even though the economy has expanded 23 percent per capita. "We do not see at the moment, in our baseline, a recession". Any stimulus should be "contained" and focused on rebalancing growth sustainably, he said. [Full Article...]

Modi 2.0's foreign jaunts to start with Sri Lanka, Maldives

Modi 2.0's foreign jaunts to start with Sri Lanka, Maldives Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Solih will jointly inaugurate two projects - the Coastal Surveillance Radar System and the Composite Training Centre of the Maldives National Defence Forces. Before the visits, Modi said: "I am confident that my visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka will further strengthen our close and cordial ties with our maritime neighbours, in line with our "Neighbourhood... [Full Article...]

Cruise Lines Begin Giving Refunds for Cuba Voyages after US Ban

Cruise Lines Begin Giving Refunds for Cuba Voyages after US Ban The Trump administration announced new restrictions today to prevent US citizens from going to the island on cruise ships or on people-to-people exchanges. The alternative ports of either Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; or Cozumel, Mexico, will replace Havana . Just be practical about it. [Full Article...]

Jay Inslee ‘Deeply’ Disappointed’ The DNC Won’t Host Climate Change Presidential Debate

Jay Inslee ‘Deeply’ Disappointed’ The DNC Won’t Host Climate Change Presidential Debate He said in a news release that the DNC had told his campaign, "If we participated in anyone else's climate debate, we will not be invited to future debates". "It is an outrage to not only deny the American people an opportunity for a real debate on the greatest existential threat of our time, but threaten any candidates who participate in a climate debate". [Full Article...]

Dozens Protest Russian Investigative Reporter's Arrest in Moscow

He is being charged with possession of a controlled substance, as well as its attempted illegal sale. When an attorney was finally granted access to him, the lawyer says he learned that Golunov was beaten in custody. Russian Federation opposition politician and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny said that he has "no doubt" Golunov's detention was politically motivated. [Full Article...]

Putin threatens to scrap Obama-era nuclear deal

Putin threatens to scrap Obama-era nuclear deal Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Britain's next prime minister would forget about the poisoning of a former double agent in England previous year in order to improve battered ties. "We aren't building any military bases there, we aren't sending troops there, we have never done that", Putin said. "But we will be keeping our obligations in the sphere of military and technic... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to increase tariffs on China again

If Washington imposes tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of Chinese goods in coming months, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch expect Beijing will roll out a comprehensive and sizable stimulus package before the end of 2019, aimed especially at boosting property and infrastructure investment to support economic and social stability. [Full Article...]

Sweden: 25 Injured in Blast that Hit Two Apartment Buildings

Sweden: 25 Injured in Blast that Hit Two Apartment Buildings The cause of the explosion was unclear but police said a bomb squad was on its way to the scene in downtown Linkoping, about 175km southwest of Stockholm. " We started to get a large number of calls from people about a heavy explosion in central Linköping, on Hamngatan ", said Björn Öberg at the police's management center. [Full Article...]


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